Anne Applebaum (Chair) is a historian, journalist and a columnist for theWashington Post and Slate. A former deputy editor of the Spectator magazine, and a former member of the editorial board of theWashington Post, she now runs the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute in London. She has published in the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker and the New Republic, among many other publications, and in 2012-2013 held the Phillipe Roman chair in History and International Affairs at the London School of Economics. Her book, Gulag: A History, won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction and the Duff-Cooper Prize. Her most recent book, Iron Curtain, won the 2013 Cundill Prize for historical literature and the Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature. Both books were nominated for the National Book Award in the US. She is a graduate of Yale and the LSE.